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‘No dogs’ rule violates California housing law

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Since 1998, Jayne and Abdelfatah "Ed" Elebiari owned a condominium at the Auburn Woods I complex. Seven years before their condo purchase, Ed was in a serious car accident and suffered brain damage that required three surgeries. He is hydrocephalic, has a seizure disorder, severe headaches, and suffers from depression. His psychiatrist also diagnosed him as having bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Ed's doctor considers him to be permanently disabled and incapable of working. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Ed's wife Jayne also suffered from depression. Her condition was diagnosed as "major depression, recurrent" with depression episodes lasting from nine months to a year. The Auburn Woods I condo complex bans dogs, but allows house cats, birds and other indoor pets. Despite this ban on dogs, Jayne and Ed brought home a small, 11-pound terrier named Pooky. Jayne believed the dog would help her and her husband with their depression. Jayne's condition...